Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore the final form of love must save us, which is forgiveness.

-Reinold Neibuhr, The Irony of American History (via yesdarlingido)

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Lake Ohara, Yoho National Park, BC, Canada (by Shuchun Du)

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Rainier National Park, Washington | Alex Green

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Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.

-Benjamin Franklin (via strategos)

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Exploring the #PNW. #rubybeach #olympicnationalpark #upperleftusa

Love Food? This blog is for you.

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Every time we make the decision to love someone, we open ourselves to great suffering, because those we most love cause us not only great joy but also great pain. The greatest pain comes from leaving. When the child leaves home, when the husband or wife leaves for a long period of time or for good, when the beloved friend departs to another country or dies … the pain of the leaving can tear us apart.
Still, if we want to avoid the suffering of leaving, we will never experience the joy of loving. And love is stronger than fear, life stronger than death, hope stronger than despair. We have to trust that the risk of loving is always worth taking.

-Henri Nouwen (via strategos)

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In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.

-Anne Frank (via awelltraveledwoman)

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